Archive for April, 2011

The Fuller Center for Housing of Greater Atlanta

Instead of working on Project Lakewood this Saturday, April 30th at 9 AM, Mark Galey and other Fuller Center volunteers will be assisting the tornado victims down in Spalding County. Here is what Mark told us… “I just spoke with the Commission Chairman of Spalding County. They need our help. They need folks with chain saws, muscles and maybe even small skid steers to help a poor area of their county hardest hit. If you are available to spend a few hours or the day in Spalding County on Saturday please let me know as we are working out all the details with government officials and will finalize those by tomorrow.”

They are meeting at 9 AM on School Rd in Sunnyside Community of Griffin, GA just off Hwy 19/41. For more information, please call or text Mark Galey at 404-867-3258.

Debt is a Cancer!

Posted on April 29, 2011 by

Debt is CancerOn April 15, 2011, the Feds closed Bartow County Bank.  It’s the third local bank to fail since the real estate bubble popped in 2006.  And this isn’t just a local thing.  The big boys have also been dropping like flies:  LaSalle, Bear Stearns, Merrill Lynch, Wachovia, Washington Mutual, etc.

Here’s the irony: The feds forced these financial institutions to close because they carried too much debt.  So what happened yesterday?  The federal government had its credit rating down-graded because the government is carrying too much debt!  (But who polices the police?)

In addition, Kim and I know plenty of real estate investors who have gone under in the last few years…and it’s not just investors who have tanked.  So have a ton of realtors, mortgage brokers, bankers, contractors and builders! Read More→

Doug Shaddix

Posted on April 27, 2011 by

Doug ShaddixDoug Shaddix grew up in the Atlanta area and graduated from Georgia State University in 1978.  With a degree in Political Science, he worked for a congressman while attending law school until the election of President Ronald Reagan.  Putting his law degree on hold, he moved to Washington, D.C. for eight years where he worked in International Trade at the Department of Commerce.  After serving in the Reagan Administration, and other political and public policy positions, he returned to Atlanta and to law school where he graduated Cum Laude.

Having spent several years with the Atlanta-based law firm of King & Spalding, he left to practice law on his own in the area of asset protection and estate planning.  His firm, Wealth Preservation Solutions, LLC, specializes in setting up corporations and limited liability companies, as well as a variety of trusts such as Revocable Living Trusts, Land Trusts, Charitable Remainder Trusts, Personal Property Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Asset Management Trusts, ILITs, and other estate planning needs for his clients. Read More→

Blah Blah BlahA common mistake real estate investors make when meeting with a seller is not listening – really listening – to what the seller says and how he/she says it (e.g. voice inflection and body language).

Frank, an investor in Marietta, Georgia, asked to spend the day with me. He wanted to watch me make offers to folks who had homes for sale. When I asked why, Frank said he was meeting with a lot of sellers but wasn’t getting a lot of deals. He wanted to find out what he was doing wrong.

I explained that to accomplish his goal, I needed to watch him make offers, not vice versa. Frank assured me he was doing everything right, but agreed to my terms. Read More→

Kathy KennebrookOn this Business Opportunity Webcast with Atlanta REIA Business Member and Marketing Magic Lady, Kathy Kennebrook, talks about how she made a seven figure income in just 12 short months using her unique direct mail strategies to locate motivated sellers. Learn how you too can do the same without leaving your desk or licking a single stamp! Learn how to significantly increase the number of sellers and deals you are doing in the best market there has ever been. Learn how to automate your marketing and deal only with the most highly motivated sellers practically begging you to take their properties off their hands. Learn all this and much, much more by watching or listening to the webcast replay below! Read More→

Kimberlee Frank, the Real Estate JunkieIf you are counting on the past real estate trends and regulations to help you close deals today, that is enough to put you out of business. The short sale industry is changing and if you don’t change, your short sales deals will fall apart. NO CLOSINGS = NO CA$H. What worked in January 2011 is not working now for Investors or Realtors. In order to allow your business to grow and be successful, you must also invest the time to “sharpen the saw” and renew the “mind” of your business for the sake of your business. The only guarantee we have is that change will always continue. The good news is that you don’t have to figure it out all on your own… Kimberlee Frank is here to help. Watch or listen to the webcast replay below for updated information on the most current and evolving industry changes and how they affect your business with Licensed Broker, Investor and Short Sale Expert, Kimberlee Frank! Read More→

Dustin GriffinOn the first Super Smart Technology Hour Webcast of the year, Dustin Griffin talked about 800 Lb Guerrilla Internet Marketing strategies such as Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SEM), Social Media Marketing (SMM) and Electronic Mail Marketing (EMM). He talked about how you can use these techniques to quickly and easily dominate the search engines for your local market and generate all the FREE leads your business can handle. Dustin also talked about the upcoming Atlanta REIA Internet Marketing Boot Camp for 2011 and several updates and upgrades to the Super Smart Websites such as the Squeeze Page Upgrade, Repair Estimator, Zillow Comps Update as well as the upcoming release for SEO Editable Webpages and WordPress Seller Forms. Read More→

Atlanta REIA Main Monthly MeetingOur next Atlanta REIA Main Meeting is on May 2nd at the W Hotel Atlanta Perimeter starting at 5:30 PM. Because of our high attendance, this meeting is the perfect opportunity for you to get together and network with vendors and other real estate professionals; participate in our Speed Marketing Session to promote your properties or business; catch up on what’s happening and coming soon at Atlanta REIA; and to hear and learn from some of the best real estate experts in the industry. If you are a serious, active real estate investor or professional, this is the one meeting of the month you don’t want to miss.

Because our Main Meeting is our “Member’s Main Meeting”, we take member feedback for our meetings very seriously. This is one of the reasons our meetings are so well attended. We are constantly asking our members what they would like to see, hear or do at our main meeting and we have consistently been getting these two requests that we are fulfilling this month:

Question #1: “Can we have a town hall style discussion with real estate industry experts in addition to the keynote speaker presentations we already have?”

Expert Legal Panel DiscussionAnswer #1: YES! On May 2nd, we are having an Expert Panel Discussion with 3 Attorneys who are all real estate investor friendly, who know GA law inside and out and will help keep you compliant with the ever changing rules and regulations such as the SAFE Act, MARS Rule, etc and keep you out of legal trouble. We are also having a Certified Public Accountant sit on the panel who will help you earn and keep more money by saving you money in taxes. Our Expert Panel will include:

Question #2: “Can we go to the Tilted Kilt for the meeting after the meeting?”

Tilted KiltAnswer #2: YES, ABSOLUTELY! Atlanta REIA volunteer, Lee Budden, is making arrangements with the Tilted Kilt Perimeter located at 1155-B Mount Vernon Highway in Atlanta (about 1/2 file from W Hotel) to accommodate as many of our members and guests as possible for the Late Nite Networking Meeting After the Meeting on May 2nd at 9:30 PM until late. We hope you will come eat, drink and network with us until late into the nite!

“Getting Rich in Today’s Market with Bank-Owned Foreclosures and ‘Rent-Smart’ Lease Options”

with Andy Heller of Regular Riches: Real Estate Riches for Regular People

Andy HellerFortune Magazine is dedicated to teaching people how to make money. Come and find out why Fortune Magazine recommended Andy Heller’s Buy Low, Rent Smart, Sell High Strategy as being one of the top five strategies for building wealth through real estate. Andy will explain why his proven and diversified program for real estate investing offers investors an unprecedented opportunity for building wealth and taking control of their financial futures in today’s real estate market. Give us just 2-3 hours per week, and we will show you how easy it is to make hundreds of thousands of dollars in real estate investing.Andy Heller's Buy Even Lower

Atlanta REIA Gold Members may attend this special event for only $10! Atlanta REIA Silver Members for $20 and Guests for $30. These are the “Early bird” pre-registration prices which will expire soon! All those who pre-register for this full day workshop will receive a FREE,  signed copy of Andy’s best selling book with Scott Frank, “Buy Even Lower”. Click here to Register Now!

REO 101 Workshop with Andy Heller
Saturday, April 30th from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM
DoubleTree Northlake, 4156 LaVista Rd, Atlanta, GA 30084
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Register Now before the early bird special prices and FREE Book offer expire!

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This week is another jam packed week at Atlanta REIA. We have Atlanta REIA West on Monday on Buying Houses As-Is and the new Note Buying Group on Tuesday. We have back-to-back meetings on Thursday at 5 Seasons Brewing… Cash Cows Commercial Group at 11:30, Haves & Wants at 1:30 and Brewery Tour and Beer Tasting at 3:30 PM. Thursday evening we have Cash Flow in Alpharetta and a Business Member Orientation Webcast and will be giving away Vendor Bonuses. Saturday is the long awaited REO101 Workshop with Andy Heller and is also a Fuller Center Volunteer Workday in Lakewood. See more details below and come join us! Read More→

Kathy Kennebrook's Marketing Magic System hspace=Marketing Magic 1 & 2: contains 12 Direct Mail Campaigns including Out of State Owners, Pre-foreclosures, Military Transfers,  Vacant Houses, Quit Claim Deeds, Finding Your Dream Home, Multi-family Owners, Attorney Letter, Zip Code Mailer, Getting the Deed letter, Expired Listings, Free & Clear Property Owners and more… plus 24 additional marketing techniques and samples of all of them, including the Calling on Ads campaign and the Tenant Referral System.

There is even an 8 CD audio set plus a forms CD with all the letters already done for you. This complete system also includes resources for all your mailing lists plus a company to do all the mailings for you. All you have to do is deal with the motivated sellers.

Marketing Magic Seller Conversations: includes transcribed manual plus audio CD of conversations with sellers both motivated and non-motivated for each direct mail campaign so you can learn to pre-screen sellers quickly or train someone to do it for you!

Kathy is even including her Very Atlanta REIA Discount to Gold & Silver Members as well as Guests… Take Action Now!

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Thursday, April 21st @ 7:00 PM

Webcast on Direct Mail Marketing
with Kathy Kennebrook

Kathy KennebrookDustin Griffin here with an invitation to join me TONIGHT, Thursday, April 21st at 7PM ET for a Live, Atlanta REIA Webcast Training I am hosting with my good friend and Atlanta REIA Business Member, Kathy Kennebrook. Her topic will be Turbo Charging Your Buying Machine, Your Income Streams, and Running Your Real Estate Investing Business on Auto-pilot.

This is going to be an incredible session where Kathy is going to share all of her insider secrets of the ins and outs of buying and selling houses quickly no matter what your real estate market is doing. Kathy has a lot of material to cover, so be sure to have a pen and paper handy to take lots of notes.

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